Black Panther Movie

The Black Panther Hype is justified; it is definitely a must see movie

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The last time I fell for a hyped movie was in 2009 for Avatar. That movie was definitely great, but Black Panther is better! Where Avatar depicts an entire fantasy world, Black Panther depicts a lifelike story that alternates everyday life with a futuristic utopia. The story is good, but what makes the film an absolute standout is the way in which the past has been processed into the future. and the different layers that the images flawlessly carry with them.

From advanced technology, developed and protected by centuries-old traditions, to the African Djembe rhythms complemented by the latest beats from Kendrick Lamar. From the traditional rituals that crown a modern-day king to spears lined with vibranium, a unique indestructible element that protects traditions, the land and its people.

Wakanda, already a homeland for many who have seen the film, is an absolutely beautifully conceived. A perception of what an African country could have been if the continent had been able to flourish and not be robbed of its most precious gems and thus a 12.5 million people of its population had not been enslaved.

The most beautiful place in the world, as opponent Killmonger (masterly portrayed by Michael B. Jordan) calls it, is not all heaven on earth. Like any nation, it has its own challenges. Fundamental questions, from civilian safety to responsibilities to the rest of the world, are just some of the challenges facing the new King T'Challa (played by Chadwick Boseman).

While Killmonger is a terrifying figure with a body full of marks for every murder he's committed, his motivations aren't all that bad. The idea of ​​arming Black people all over the world against all forms of injustice is noble. However, the attempted takeover through brutal killing using indestructible weapons made of vibranium is ill-advised, to say the least.

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King T'Challa makes his responsibilities clear: he is the king of Wakanda, not of the world. His job is to keep the people of his nation safe and their warriors use force only when absolutely necessary.

The Malcolm X vs Martin Luther King arguments discussed in Wakanda are worldly questions, not black and white issues with unequivocal answers. Like the American writer Brooke Obie it says, "Self-preservation at the expense of everything else lays the trap for self-destruction."

The diversity of women in different lead roles is not all strong and wonderfully refreshing it is fantastic! From chief warrior Okoye (brilliantly played by Danai Gurira) to the CTO (Chief Technology Officer) and the king's super funny sister, Shuri (played by Letitia Wright), women are equals. There is no battle of the sexes - there are conversations.

The moment W'kabi (played by Daniel Kaluuya of Get Out) gets down on his knees to his great love, Okoye, it's after he looks around and sees what's at stake. An iconic moment when both choose Wakanda. Wakanda foreva!

The unexpected, profound, striking humor, referring to cultural historical events, elevates the film Black Pather to a class of its own. Some scenes will definitely be a layer too deep for the general public. One is the new iconic moment reminiscent of Pam Grier unexpectedly pulling out a gun from her magically fantastic Afro in the Blaxploitation series in the early 70s.

The whole build-up scene where Okoye walks into a casino/bar wearing a "ridiculous wig" as she calls it is funny. But the moment she rips it off her head, in the midst of a tense brawl with clattering spears of vibranium and using the wig as a weapon by flinging it into the enemy's face, it's downright hilarious.

Although the audience burst out laughing, the symbolism of this new iconic moment is overlooked by many. The fact that the entire cast wears frizzy haircuts that don't involve curling irons or straighteners is not only unique, it speaks volumes. From the short-shaven haircuts of the female warriors to the Bantu mace of Nakia (Lupita N'Yongo) do away with outdated beauty standards and the stereotypical ideas about frizzy hair.

Black Panther isn't just a movie, like Avatar, it's an experience. The costumes are beautifully colorful, the scenery overwhelmingly beautiful and the cast above all just good. The visuals transport you to a beautiful, even magical, technically advanced futuristic city, hidden in the mountains of Africa, while real-world issues are presented to lives with an illuminating sense of unexpected humor. It is an experience you will not regret.

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